About Jennifer

In Her Own Words:

At age nine, I gained my first taste of eventing through
Pony Club. As stable manager at a combined training rally,
I marveled at the action of each discipline. Although at that early
age I had no idea of the intricacies of combined training or three-day
eventing, I was eager to experience my new equestrian future.

My mother was a single parent and money was always tight, but she somehow figured a way to provide me with a horse. Over the years, as I moved through the ratings, I learned from my experiences how to make the most of any situation. I have had my share of struggle, loss and injury, but adversity strengthened my character, as season after season I followed my dream to ride horses, compete and learn.

In 2004 I was fortunate enough to secure the ride on my long time partner, The Good Witch “Pooh,” whom I trained to the Advanced level. With help from my coach, Ginnie Bryant, I was responsible for my own training program, from nutrition to conditioning and improving the skills of both “Pooh” and myself. Through this process, I became the competitor, teacher and coach I am today and I am eternally grateful to the people who believed in me along the way.

In 2006 I relocated my business to Ramona, becoming head trainer of Trinity Farms in order to be closer to Ginnie’s barn in San Juan Capistrano. This allowed me the time and focus to compete at the International level in 3-Day Eventing and take my career to new heights. This decision was followed by a tremendous year in which The Good Witch and I finished 2nd at the Galway Downs World Cup qualifier and I entered my first competition overseas, completing the Blenheim Palace CCI3* and finishing 18th at the 2006 World Cup in Malmo, Sweden. In 2007 the thrill of my sports highest level continued with a 14th place at the Jersey Fresh CCI3* and an 11th place finish at the Pau, France CCI4*, being the youngest and highest-placed American to compete.

Each year from that point on, it seemed my relationship with Pooh grew past my wildest expectations and the success followed. In 2008 the girls from California finished an exciting 7th at the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* which was also an Olympic Selection Trial, and we found ourselves shortlisted for the 2008 Olympic team. In 2009 we added representing the U.S. at the Burghley CCI4* in England as well as a 2nd place finish at the Rebecca Farm World Cup Qualifier to our resume. As if that wasn’t enough, 2010 was full of yet another CCI4* at Luhmuhlen, being the highest placed American duo yet again and a celebration for earning ourselves the USEA Adequan Gold Cup year end Championship trophy.

My last CCI4* on Pooh was a trip around Badminton in 2011 and with countless Advanced level horse trials in between all of the international competitions throughout our career together, it is safe to say that The Good Witch left her mark on the eventing world and I was lucky to experience the journey with her!

While riding Pooh, I simultaneously produced several other international caliber horses who have gone on to further successes with their new owners. I have greatly enjoyed riding these horses and watching them develop. Currently, I am enjoying coaching, training horses, and riding promising youngsters who are showing bright hopes for the future.

I know firsthand that no dream is too big when it comes to horses and look to the future with great excitement to make a difference in the lives of equestrians for years to come. As a trainer and coach, I approach each day the way I do as a rider, believing that first and foremost you have to love what you are doing and put forth a plan to reach your goals. For many riders their goal may be to complete a lower level event and for some, as it was and continues to be for me, it may be to represent your country, but no matter the goal as I coach I work hard every day to help my students produce the results they are after while most importantly having fun.